Definition of Band-Aid in English:



North American
  • 1An adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor wounds.

    • ‘Mona grabbed some gauze and a large Band-Aid and her jacket, and followed Cat to the back door.’
    • ‘If you're stupid enough to only bring new shoes, bring lots of Band-Aids and Neosporin’
    • ‘The entire time I was there, among nearly 200 people, not one person required first aid beyond a Band-Aid.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, you can't put a Band-Aid over it when your heart hurts, and sometimes Mommy doesn't know how to fix what's wrong.’
    • ‘Indeed, on the front of the package is a drawing of a foot, with the Band-Aid strategically placed where the blister supposedly is.’
    • ‘They received ample rice to eat and had access to basic medical items like insect repellent, sunscreen, Band-Aids and iodine.’
    • ‘Part of the healing is being facilitated by wrapping our wounds in red white and blue Band-Aids, which are being applied with the light grace of front line field tourniquets.’
    • ‘I have a reputation as a klutz, so sporting Band-Aids or bandages is nothing unusual.’
    • ‘If you have steady hands and a tolerance for pain (you rip Band-Aids off for fun), go right ahead.’
    • ‘Our need to acquire all manner of personal grooming products and implements has pushed out, in many directions, the narrow shelves where the Band-Aids and aspirin live.’
    • ‘This is conveyed through the use of the Band-Aid plasters pasted on their faces.’
    • ‘When the dust settled from the incident and a Band-Aid was applied to Zimmer's nose, the accusations started flying.’
    • ‘They sit on top of the refrigerator, next to the healthy but boring multiple vitamins and the kids' Band-Aids and lunch snacks.’
    • ‘Even a few drops of cheap booze will help dissolve the Band-Aid's stickiness, allowing the bandage to slide right off.’
    • ‘Cover with a loose bandage that will keep out the dirt, or a Band-Aid.’
    • ‘That's like putting a Band-Aid on a terrible sore.’
    • ‘I was wearing jeans now instead of baggy shorts, and they covered the Band-Aids that now were plastered all over my legs.’
    • ‘At least the band-aids are Band-Aids… I can safely cover my small blister with one of those.’
    • ‘But when you're bleeding, it's kind of nice to have a Band-Aid.’
    • ‘Always, the kits had Band-Aids, surgical tape, bandages, and an ointment.’
    bandage, covering, plaster, gauze, lint, compress, ligature, swathe, poultice, salve
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    1. 1.1A makeshift or temporary solution.
      [as modifier] ‘a band-aid solution to a much deeper problem’
      • ‘There's no point in asking for what I want, because it might only be a band-aid solution, and I know it's not going to happen anyway.’
      • ‘She also described how the Federal Government tried repeatedly to solve the problem with band-aid solutions.’
      • ‘And just adding more troops to the borders, or building more fences to prevent people from coming into the country, it's like slapping a Band-Aid on the problem.’
      • ‘A policy that aims to get to the causes of a problem will obviously be more effective than any band-aid approach.’
      • ‘The solution is not a band-aid approach but brain surgery.’
      • ‘But even this is just a Band-Aid and the spending cuts will still be draconian.’
      • ‘These systems will now have to be built or rebuilt over the next several years and can't be fixed with a Band-Aid.’
      • ‘The administration's answer has been to put a Band-Aid on the problem.’
      • ‘A related question is whether a search engine is just a band-aid solution to a poorly designed navigation system.’
      • ‘But, as it is with fads and band-aid solutions, the application of the new discourse became ugly.’
      • ‘For starters, we re-examine our current band-aid approach to poverty.’
      • ‘But no policy Band-Aids will save the two nations' relationship.’
      • ‘They knew there was no short-term, easy fix, there could be no band-aid approach.’
      • ‘And it shows a desire for truly long-term solutions, not ridiculous band-aids like a gigantic wall to separate populations for security reasons.’
      • ‘This crisis cannot be solved by band-aid measures, whether in the form of more repression or more lectures.’
      • ‘The solution often is not to solve the root cause of the problem, but to put a band-aid issue on again, and so you have a further problem emerging.’
      • ‘It's merely a band-aid solution that further entrenches our dependence on fossil fuels.’
      • ‘Until then, the party will attempt band-aid solutions.’
      • ‘Most people, aside from social democrats, know that cancer needs surgical removal, because band-aid solutions only make life worse in the long run.’